Irregularities of my painting surfaces -- stains, blotches, and scratches -- become specters that rise to tell their tale, each as individual as the eyes that behold them. My conversation with these specters of the various materials is like wandering in a labyrinth. Some are clear, offering easy images to share. Others sunken, only whispering their possibilities. With its depth sometimes as thin as a sheet of paper, yet one can wander in it for miles and many hours. The images in my work are from tales told to me during my spectral wanderings in this labyrinth of surface.
Gregory Kitterle's paintings tell stories of hidden cities, magical places, and mythological characters. Oscillating between figurative and abstraction they share a tridimensional space between darkness and lightness, like a path into the woods.
He uses versatile techniques to achieve his imagery. The surface of his canvases alternate the roughnes of a thick impasto with the smooth silky touch of Venitian plaster and the magic luminescence of the gold leaf.